Facts You Should Know About The Coronavirus
By now you must have heard about the coronavirus and the fact that India has reported three cases of people testing positive of the deadly virus. All the cases have been reported from Kerala. Instead of panicking, it’s best to arm yourself with information. We are here to help you learn important facts about the coronavirus. Here’s a lowdown on the coronavirus:
What is coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a common type of virus that can cause infection in your nose, throat, and sinusitis. Most coronaviruses are not serious. However, the one that is making the news right now all over the world is the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The outbreak that started in Wuhan, China is now spreading to other parts of the world. The 2019-nCoV is a new strain that wasn’t identified in humans earlier.
Symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus
According to the World Health Organization, the symptoms of 2019-nCoV are as follows:
- Feeling of exhaustion
- Breathing difficulties
- Cough and sore throat
How quickly do the symptoms show?
Symptoms usually appear after two to 10 days of contracting the virus. However, there is unconfirmed evidence that the virus can be spread even by those who do not show any symptoms. Basically, those who have contracted the virus but are not sick can also spread the virus.
When should you seek medical help?
If you have travelled to Wuhan, or you have been in contact with someone who is ill, it’s best to self-quarantine yourself. Going to a hospital is not recommended as the risk of spreading the virus is quite high. It is best to stay away from your workplace and other busy places where you may interact closely with other people. As of now, doctors can only treat the symptoms. Staying home and taking rest, taking pain and fever medications, and drinking plenty of liquids are recommended.
How to protect yourself from coronavirus?
There is no vaccine for coronavirus. However, maintaining good hygiene can help you prevent contracting the virus. Here is what you can do to avoid the coronavirus:
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and hot water. Also, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid people who have fever and cough.
- Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth with your hands.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
We, at Pankajakasthuri Herbals, want you to take the utmost care. In times like these, it’s best to take care of yourself and your family. Also, do talk to your children about the virus and make them aware of personal hygiene that they should carefully follow.